Apple’s crown jewel
Will the Watch live up to the iPhone?
pple’s description of Watch as its ‘most personal device yet’ is very apt. Among the many ways you can use it to keep in touch with friends and family is to tap out a beat on its screen and have it relayed to loved ones. You can even send your heartbeat to that special someone and they’ll feel it as a pattern of vibrations on their wrist. You can send drawings to others’ Watches too.
One of Apple Watch’s primary functions, other than communication, is health and fitness. Sensors enable you to monitor steps taken and how many calories you’ve burned. Apple Watch will even tell you how often you’ve stood up during the day.
More than anything else, Apple Watch is a timepiece. A huge amount of time and effort has gone into understanding how the world’s best watches are designed and made, and the result is a watch that Apple says will be accurate to within “50 milliseconds of the definitive global time
Astandard”. As Watch is connected to the internet via an iPhone, it will change time zone automatically when you move around the world. Perhaps the most impressive way that Apple has emphasised the personal aspect of the Watch is in the sheer range of available options. Apple has created three ‘collections’ for Watch: Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition. Each has its own characteristics – Watch has stainless steel or black stainless steel cases, Sport has anodised aluminium cases, and Edition has 18-carat gold cases. Within each collection is a variety of strap and band options. Finally, there are a number of watch faces to choose from, and each one can be customised, enabling you to choose its colour and the level of detail it displays. Altogether, there are thousands of combinations and ways to personalise Apple Watch.